1604: Pocket Atlas by Abraham Ortelius

Ausszug auss des Abrahami Ortelij Theatro Orbis teutsch beschriben durch Levinum Hulsium, Francfort am Main. M.DC.IIII

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Rare German edition of Ortelius's Epitome. The only published edition of Ortelius's pocket atlas with German text. This is a co-production of Levinus Hulsius and Jan van Keerbergen, printed 1604 in Frankfurt.

With engraved title page, on verso the coat of arms of Joachim Ernst of Brandenburg-Ansbach, Margrave of the Franconian Principality of Ansbach. Followed by 5 pages of dedication and a 37-page instruction and explanation with 2 engravings in the text. The instructions include a double-page folded map of the world by Hulsius (Shirley 210) surrounded by medallions of the navigators Vespucci, Columbus, Drake, Cavendish, Magellan and Del Cano. The track of Magellan's circumnavigation is marked. The actual map section consists of 127 full-page engraved maps mostly by Jan van Keerbergen and Michael Coignet after Ortelius first published 1602 in Antwerp. Beside the large world map Hulsius has added 4 additional maps from his own publications: No. 7 (Die Insul Madagascar), 20 (Die Insel Iava Maior), 77 (Lappenland) und 78 (Das alte Land Noua Zembla). Each maps with descriptive text. At the end 4 pages of index.

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  • Title Ausszug auss des Abrahami Ortelij Theatro Orbis teutsch beschriben durch Levinum Hulsium, Francfort am Main. M.DC.IIII
  • Author Ortelius, Abraham; Hulsius, Levinus; van Keerbergen, Jan
  • Year 1604
  • Publisher Levinus Hulsius, Johannes Keerbergen; Frankfurt
  • Size Oblong 8to, 13.5 x 18.5 cm
  • Colour uncoloured
  • Illustrations 2 full page engravings, 127 full page engraved maps, 1 double-page and folding map, 2 engravings in text
  • Collation Engraved title, verso with engraved coat-of-arms, 128 engraved maps, 1 double-page and folding world map, two engravings in text.
  • Cover Contemporary flexible vellum binding with handwritten title on the spine.
  • References Phillips, P.L.: A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress, No. 420; Van der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 333:41; Shirley, R. W.: The Mapping of the World, No. 210

List of all Maps

  • Descriptio Totius Orbis Terrae
  • Typus Orbis Terrarum
  • Africa
  • Carthaginis Caleberrimi Sinus Typus
  • Barbaria
  • Fessae et Marocci Regna
  • Die Insul Madagascar
  • Presbiteri Iohannis Sive Abissinorum Imperium
  • Aegyptus
  • Asia
  • Turcicum Imperium
  • Terra Sancta
  • Cyprus Insula
  • Natolia
  • Russia
  • Tartaria
  • China Regio Asiae
  • Iaponia Insula
  • India Orient
  • Die Insel Iava Maior
  • Persia
  • America
  • Tercera
  • Europa
  • Hispania
  • Valentiae Regnum
  • Gades
  • Andaluzia
  • Portugallia
  • Gallia
  • Guasconiae Descriptio
  • Languedoc
  • Avriacus Princip.
  • Provincia
  • Delphinatus
  • Savioa
  • Pedemontana Regio
  • Burgundia Comitatus
  • Burgundiae Duc.
  • Lotharingia
  • Biturigium
  • Limania
  • Lemovicum
  • Poictou
  • Turonensis Ducatus
  • Aniou
  • Britannia
  • Normandia
  • La Mans Cenomanorum Typus
  • Blesiense Territorium
  • Franciae insula
  • Campania
  • Veromandui
  • Picardia
  • Caletum, et Bolonia
  • Anglia
  • Scotia
  • Hiberia
  • Islandia
  • Gallia Belgica
  • Flandria
  • Artesia
  • Hannonia
  • Namurcum
  • Lutzenburg
  • Brabantia
  • Zelandia
  • Hollandia
  • Geldria
  • Frisia
  • Germania
  • Leodiensis Episcopatus
  • Westfalia
  • Thietmarsia
  • Dania
  • Septentrionales reg.
  • Lappae pars, Lappenland
  • Das alte Land Nova Tembla
  • Livonia
  • Prussia
  • Pomerania
  • Brandeburgens Marcha
  • Saxonia, Thuringia, Misnia
  • Franconia
  • Wirtenberg Duc.
  • Palatinatus Bavariae
  • Bohemia
  • Silesiae Typus
  • Oswiecz, et Zator
  • Polonia
  • Transilvania
  • Hungaria
  • Austria
  • Illyricum
  • Salisburgensis Archiepiscopatus
  • Bavaria
  • Tirolis Comitat.
  • Helvetia
  • Italia
  • Larius Lacus
  • Bressiano
  • Veronensis Ager
  • Ducatus Mediolanensis
  • Cremae Ager
  • Cremonensis Ager
  • Tuscia
  • Florentinum Dominium
  • Siena
  • Oropitum
  • Perusia
  • Romanum Territorium
  • Ischia Insula
  • Typus Regni Neapolitani
  • Siciliae Descriptio
  • Malta olim Melita
  • Sardinia
  • Corsica
  • Apulia
  • Aprutium
  • Marca Anconitana
  • Patavinum Ter.
  • Forum Ivlii
  • Histriae
  • Zara & Sebenic
  • Graecia
  • Corfu
  • Candia Olim Creta
  • Romania, Bulgaria, Walachria Et Syrfia
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